Discussion Episode 22: GenCon 2010 Wrap Up

Posted in Discussions, GenCon, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on August 19th, 2010 by Kevin Weiser

Jen and Kevin regale Brandon and CJ with many the tales of drunken debauchery and gaming that was GenCon 2010. This was Jen’s first GenCon, Kevin’s second, and both had a pretty amazing time. Many cool people were met, and awesome games were played. If this doesn’t sell you on GenCon next year, I don’t know what will!

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Discussion Episode 21: Abandoning Games Round-table

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, Round Table, RPG Only on July 25th, 2010 by Kevin Weiser

During our interview with Vincent Baker, he agreed to tell us about a secret project in exchange for a promise to have him back on to discuss the topic of abandoning games. With GenCon right around the corner, this seemed like a great time to hold up our end of the bargain. We grabbed two of Vincent’s good friends Joshua A.C. Newman and Robert Bohl to join us in this discussion since, well, none of us here at The Walking Eye have designed, let alone abandoned, a game before. Kevin moderated as these three discussed the different aspects of abandoning games: how difficult it can be, what you can learn from it, and how to know when to let an idea go.

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Interview 10: Ron Edwards (Part One)

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on February 7th, 2010 by Kevin Weiser

While Kevin was over in Chicago to hang out with the Jank Cast he got a chance to sit down with Ron Edwards for an hour or three.  I’ve broken the interview down into two parts for ease of consumption. In this first part, we talk a bit about his inspirations for his new game S/Lay /w Me vis a vis early gaming history and the conservative crackdown on all things considered “obscene.” Then we move on to discuss how identity politics can interfere with system discussion, and then a bit about why and how he wrote Trollbabe. Stay tuned for part two!

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The Walking Eye Episode 14: Not Roleplaying in Roleplaying Games

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on September 5th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin gathered up Shaun Hayworth from This Modern Death and Robert Bohl from the Independent Insurgency to talk about how much roleplaying is done in a usual session. Rob had recently been listening to some podcasts that seemed to at time discourage roleplaying in some situations, and that surprised and baffled him.  He started a thread on Story-games.com and this whole topic flowered forth from there.  I had a great time talking to these two, and look forward to many conversations in the future!

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The Walking Eye Episode 13: GenCon Recap

Posted in Discussions, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on August 29th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin sits down with CJ to regale him with tales of his exploits at GenCon. There are several games explained, and a fuzzy recollection of Kevin’s booze-soaked Saturday adventures at the Podcasters Meet and Greet.

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The Walking Eye Interview 4: Clyde Rhoer

Posted in Interview, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only, Silence Keeps Me a Victim on April 6th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Keeping with our format of play, discuss and interview, Kevin and Jen Interview Clyde Rhoer the creator of Silence Keeps Me a Victim.

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